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Date Joined: July 3, 2008
Last Online: August 17, 2016
Birthday: August 20
Country: United States
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About Me

If you've sent me something and haven't heard from me, please don't hesitate to ask me about it!

I am happily married with 2 kids. My daughter is 6 and my son is 3. I'm active in my local MOMS Club.

I enjoy crocheting for charity and painting watercolor /ink illustrations when I have a free moment or two.

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Favorite Crafts


paper crafts

watercolor & ink drawing

Favorite Books

fantasy sci-fi, that means the dragons and wizards type more than the outer space type (though I do like some of those too); fictional novels about peoples (or animals) lives; historical fiction; romance, especially the paranormal kind

I love used books, especially if you've read and recommend them!

Random Stuff I like

  • I like almost all colors but am most drawn to earthy and jewel tones. Some of my favorites include tan, brown, hunter/forest green, moss green, navy blue, maroon, etc.
  • Flavored coffee with cream - recently switched to decaf
  • unique/funny/pretty coffee cups (my two favorite have both broken over the last year!)
  • Walks in the park
  • Watching the kids play
  • Garage sales & thrift stores
  • Popcorn, watermelon, ice cream, Mexican food...
  • I usually wear a size L shirt and mostly wear "nice" t-shirts
  • Using my slow cooker (crockpot)
  • Animals - most any of them, but especially frogs, turtles, elephants, cats, and tropical fish and other ocean animals
  • Bugs - more the cutsey kind
  • Mythical & Legendary creatures - dragons, knights, griffins, monsters, etc. (not so much mermaids and unicorns)
  • Autumn - the colors, pumpkins, gourds, fall leaves, the smell of a cool October or November morning....
  • Fast dry nail polish
  • Yarn, and I mostly use worsted weight acrylic because I crochet for charity and am looking for ease and warmth
  • Quick & easy recipes and/or slow cooker recipes
  • Used books
  • ATCs & handmade postcards, especially whimsical art and handdrawn/painted art
  • Postcards - anything goes! I like the thought and effort put into handmade postcards. I like funny and unique cards, and I like beautiful ones too. About the only ones I don't really care about (though I know some people go ga-ga for them) are mapcards, I'd much prefer a local scene. Of course, if you send me a mapcard, I'll appreciate it because you sent it. :o) Oh, and I prefer the standard size cards because I'm planning to make a book of my collection.
  • Organization...I don't have much of it...
  • Nice stuff for a bath - my favorite scents include eucalyptus, citrus, mint, spicy/cinnamon, jasmin, and some florals (the only one I really don't like is lavender and that's mostly cause it doesn't seem to like me, kwim?)

My Family

My husband is a computer architect for Sabre Holdings. He's English, so my in-laws are in England. ;-) He absolutely does not "get" swapping and thinks it's weird to get things in the mail from people he doesn't know (though I often find him reading my postcards!).

My daughter wears a size 7/8 in most clothing and a kid size 2 shoe (US). Her favorite color is orange, the brighter the better! She likes teeny tiny toys, pets, dinosaurs & dragons, winged horses, any stuffed animal, crafting and coloring, books...

My son is wearing size 4. He loves being outside more than anything, but likes to turn on the TV whenever he can. His favorite things are books and cars, followed closely by trains, airplanes, trucks, motorcycles, dinosaurs, bikes, balls, and he loves all music.

I'm Not So Fond Of...

  • Erotica
  • Heavy Goth
  • Rap Music
  • really frilly girlie stuff
  • pastels (except, of course, in certain circumstances)
  • Scorpions!
  • The smell of Cigarette Smoke
  • lavender
  • Stuff that will collect dust
  • I prefer to buy my own cosmetics

Tags I Never Received

postcard from @luv2craft

"something fishy" from @thecupcakery

ATC from @Gamerboy

short story from @storylaura

Cheap Etsy Favorite from @CajunLady (angeled by @paflip25 thank you!)

Flaked On

Ratings Booster Swap in Oct 2008 (angeled by @TeaNi thank you!)

Alphabet Postcard Letter D in Nov. 2008

Private Swap with @AngelamarieX3 in Dec. 2008

OMG! It's Naked Mail
in Feb. 2009 (angeled by @TeaNi thank you!)

Exquisite Corpse - part 3/3
by @lindsay in Apr. 2009


hippofairy rated for Beaches - SB Only on Jul 17, 2012
Comment: thank you for the fun Virginia Beach postcard! looks like a lively place! :)
denalichix rated for From My Travels - SB Only on Jul 12, 2012
Comment: Love the card !! Thanks so much :)
Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap! Love the notecards, love the postcards!
bookwyrmm rated for Book Alphabet: G or H on Apr 23, 2012
Comment: Both look amazing! Thank you!
Comment: Wowee and thank you for an awesome package of goodies! Can't wait to try the recipes:)
mcall rated for People postcards on Oct 20, 2011
Comment: Oh..the little kids are soooo cute and serious, love this PC
Peacewytch rated for People postcards on Oct 11, 2011
Comment: These kids look about as happy as I do when forced to exercise! :OD
MrsHonniB rated for weekly wrap postcard swap (no. 16) on Sep 16, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the PC Ellen! Reading your list it reminded me about the days my kids were little and how lovely it was to go somewhere like the library or even take a bath all by myself (-; Have a nice day!
neca84 rated for PR $5 Wishlist Swap on May 11, 2011
Comment: thanks for an awesome swap, you overspent I am sure, but I love it all thanks xxx
kankalin rated for Strange Picture Postcard 2 on May 4, 2011
Comment: Yeah, I love unusual cards especially when it is a painting. Thanks! 1\2 Price Books must be a fun place! Best wishes, T:)nde
Comment: thank you for the lovely fun yarns!
Comment: This was one fun swap to do! Thank you for the great instant products...many I've never seen in the store. Can't wait to try everything! Hugs!
ladydy5 rated for National Poetry Month -- My State on Apr 26, 2011
Comment: Loved your thoughtfullness with the bracelet and the ;poems and letter were just great. Thank you
Comment: Strange card indeed, it looks like they are sneezing, not sure though. Thank you!
sarahplease rated for Cool Post-Its in a Baggie on Apr 25, 2011
Comment: I love the post-its... they are so cute. I hope you are having a great week!
TeaNi rated for April showers of mail on Apr 25, 2011
Comment: Thank you for all 3 lovely parts of this swap! The soap smells lovely, it will go in my guest bathroom for all to enjoy:) And I am totally going to check out heartsy; I'll blame you if I spend too much money;) BIG (((hugs))) of thanks!!!
Comment: Thank you soo much for the wonderful package. I love every single item you chose for me. How did you like the tea? It is my all time favorite! I am so happy to have so much of it!! The journal, the soap the book of quotes and the texas fun book, thank you so much for sending such a thougthful swap :)
choke rated for EDITED - How to make an ATC part III on Apr 21, 2011
Comment: You did an awesome job, I really adore it! Wheeeee!!
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for Bug Postcard on Apr 13, 2011
Comment: Liked the card, all bugs make me shiver!

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grimmlynn on May 11, 2014:

Going through past swaps, looking for inspiration and I saw some of ours, so I had to stop by and say hello! Hope you are doing well! hugs

choke on Aug 18, 2013:

I updated the rules in The Bargain Boutique and asked that everyone read and sign them. Unfortunately I don't see your name so I had to remove you. If you'd like to rejoin please let me know. Thanks!

choke on Aug 10, 2013:

Made some changes in my USA Only Storebought PCs group. Hope to see you back around here soon!

SweetClementine on Jul 15, 2013:

Miss seeing you, Ellie! Hope you'll pop in with a hello soon. :-)

SweetClementine on Apr 1, 2013:

Psssst! ;-)

grimmlynn on Jan 17, 2013:

I hope your new year has started off fabulous and continues to get better! {{hugs}}

susieq11 on Jul 10, 2012:

I see you haven't been on, but please let me know if you received From My Travels - SB Only - I mailed it on June 30th. Thanks! : )

loricritt on Jul 9, 2012:


TeaNi on May 24, 2012:

Hi, Ellie! Just checking to make sure you received the CPG Spring Flat Envie Scavenger Hunt I mailed to you on May 10. I see you haven't logged into s-b for a bit, so I'm hoping it's arrived and you just haven't got around to rating. Hope all is well!:)

ecooper99 on Apr 18, 2012:

Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards! I love the variety you sent. Much appreciated! :-)

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